(editing in process)
A collection of 46 'jingles' from Nairobi presenting an audio window to the cultural-activist and socio-political scenes as encountered by radio continental drift in May-August 2010. The collection is meant as an appetizer for and bridge to more detailed audio portraits of artists, collectives and cultural activists still on the editing table and awaiting up-loading; introducing themselves are, i.a.
Nairobi Arts Trust http://www.nairobi-arts.org/ (contact: Jimmy Ogonga)
Ukooflani Mau Mau www.myspace.com/ukooflani, www.maskani.com (interviewed members of collective: Abdilai www.mayspace.com/Alaik , Fujo, Gas Fyatu email@example.com),
L-NESS (Lydia Akwabi) âgirl powerâ firstname.lastname@example.org (info: http://trinitypromotionstz.blogspot.com/2010/08/nairobis-l-ness-hits-dar-es-salaam-with.html )
Kennet B, poet, environmentalist, sound production consultant; e-mail: email@example.com ; Facebook: kennet soundland
Kalamashaka (Robert firstname.lastname@example.org ),
( info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalamashaka )
rhyme fm www.rhymfm.com
(MC Shenzy email@example.com & Gas Fyatu);
Pamoja fm www.pamojafm.org
(Ras Juli* & Jahil* of âPass the Micâ show),
Jah Army (contact: Jahil)
Kuona Trust www.kuonatrust.org
(contact: Danda Jaroljmek, programme manager firstname.lastname@example.org ; Sydney, resident artist, Morris Foit, founder member),
Carl Odera (journalist)
With these introductory vox-pops, weâd like to invite on-air and off-air DJs to include spoken word in their mixes & pass on the messages aired here re-mixed with local stories from where ever you are; the present play-list tells a story; yet it's only one of many that could be told... We welcome interested on-line listeners to join in our conversations as we speak. Do get in touch if our words strike a common cord.
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